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Old March 4, 2014, 05:51 AM
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Default AMD R9 280 Preview; Tahiti Lives Again (Comment Thread)

Tahiti, the zombie architecture, rises from the dead to grace yet another rebrand.

Read more here: AMD R9 280 Preview; Tahiti Lives Again

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- Rebranded HD 7950 Boost
- No TrueAudio
- Mantle (yay?)
- More expensive than the Boost
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Old March 4, 2014, 05:58 AM
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How much longer before a Tahite LE "275X"? This is pretty ridiculous.
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Old March 4, 2014, 06:16 AM
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You will see that paper launched when NVIDIA releases their next few Maxwell parts.
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Wow... visions of Nvidia's 8800 series are coming to mind, but that was a single card as opposed to a whole line.
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Let's put it this way.

AMD has 12 cards in the R-series

Of those, 10 are rebrands (counting Bonaire derivatives).
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Would you consider the Bonaire cards a rebrand, technically? I mean, yeah, sure, it was released as a 7790 and then re'branded' as a 260X, but really, it is one of the updated generation of AMD cards, such as Hawaii.
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Hawaii is a new architecture.

Enabling TrueAudio does not make a new product. However, if we take the Bonaire derivatives into account, that still leaves us with 8 rebrands and 4 new cards.
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Is there ANY completely updated architecture and a die-shrink in view for AMD? How about a die-shrink for Nvidia? As I understand it, all Maxwell's will be on the 28nm node...
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Hawaii is a new architecture.

Enabling TrueAudio does not make a new product. However, if we take the Bonaire derivatives into account, that still leaves us with 8 rebrands and 4 new cards.
Yeah if 2/3 of the cards are rebrands I don't think a new line was justified. I know its all for marketing though.

Person A... "Oh man your computer sucks. You only have a hd 7950"
Person B..."Its fine. I don't have any issues running games I like. What GPU do you have"
Person A..."I have a brand new R9 280. Its way better."
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so from what i have read its going to be in the ballpark of 250-279$? still see this card going up to 350-400 respectively after launch.
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